Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on May 6 2010 | Leave A Comment
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

These Cadbury ‘Bars of Plenty’ have been around for a while now, so I thought it was about time I tried one. The basic concept is a Dairy Milk bar stuffed with as much other stuff as humanly possible. Presumably so you can’t taste the chocolate any more.

There are currently three flavours in this range. In addition to this bar, there’s ‘Toffee Apple’ and ‘Roast Hazelnut & Honey Roast Cashews’, neither of which particularly appeal to me. But then Dairy Milk doesn’t generally appeal to me these days either, what with its minuscule 20% cocoa solids and added vegetable fats.

But it is what it is, and of course it’s highly unlikely Cadbury will change it. Suffice to say, it looks, feels and tastes like Dairy Milk.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

The interesting part of this bar, is all the other stuff inside it though. And those shortcake and fruit pieces are actually quite nice. Obviously, it’s very sweet, but the shortcake adds a light crunchiness to the bar that somehow manages to make it more pleasant than your average non-stuffed Dairy Milk bar. They’re never to hard and never too soft, and unfortunately make this bar far too easy to scoff in a single sitting.

The cranberries are quite passable too. The flavour is subtle though, so there’s none of that lovely sharpness that you often get. They are (apparently) infused with strawberry and elderberry, which no doubt softens the flavour and gives them a fruitiness more like raisins than tangy cranberries.

All in all, this bar is like a lighter, more summery Fruit & Nut bar, and I quite enjoyed it. I would have liked it even more with a better quality chocolate, but I guess you can’t have everything.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Simon

    Apparently consumers in New Zealand forced Cadbury to make a u-turn on palm oil after petitioning and a consumer boycott.
    Maybe it’s time to do something similar here? Twenty percent cocoa solids is a joke.

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Ah yes, but the Aus/NZ uprising was because they went from not having palm oil in Dairy Milk to adding it in. We’ve had it here for years, so trying to get them to change now would be much, much harder.

  3. Kladyelf

    Still, we don’t have these here in Oz (at least not where I live) – this particular choccy sounds *interesting* and I want one!

    and some salted caramels please 😛 😀

  4. Neil Tungate

    The Toffee Apple version is, in my opinion, as passable as Dom found this one. I posted a short personal review on the Chocablog Facebook page.

  5. alan

    lol there are far worse bars than good old Dairy Milk, people get so snobbish about cocaa solids or veg fat or organic or whatever and it annoys me because often the bars actually taste better tha they would with more cocoa, no veg fat etc etc i think thats the problem with preofesional reviewers :S

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  7. Kladyelf

    THey’re Here!! they’re in Woolies in Oz! i grabbed a couple!! *poings for joy*

  8. jitendra

    i need a cadbury adds (i mean add)in which boys says dat

    eat sweet b4 doing gud work

    if any1 hav plz snd it to me …

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